Detecting Kunstlerroman in Conrad’s The Secret Agent: A Self-reflexive Type

  title={Detecting Kunstlerroman in Conrad’s The Secret Agent: A Self-reflexive Type},
  author={M. B. Holland},
“Detecting Kunstlerroman in Conrad’s The Secret Agent: A Self-refl exive Type” argues that Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (1907) is a double-voiced, double-genred, co-dependent text. The novel’s detective story voice both supports, and is dependent on, the Kunstlerroman voice. The novel’s voice supports the mise-en-abyme Kunstlerroman genre in that it, as a detective story, alerts the reader to the literary clues and hints to authorial self-refl exivity that are not overtly… 



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